Parish Newsletter Sunday 12th February 2012

posted 14 Feb 2012, 05:21 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon Tuesday 14th February 2012

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                            (07/12)



The Annual Collection for ACCORD

the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all the Masses in the Dublin Diocese to-day.

This collection will replace the usual SHARE Collection.

ACCORD Dublin throughout the Diocese offers -


- Marriage Preparation Courses

- Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their


- Marital Sexual Therapy

- A Relationship and Sexuality Programme in Schools.


ACCORD Dublin needs your support.  Please give generously this week-end.



This year’s Novena of Grace will commence on Sunday 4th March at the 12 noon Mass.  From Monday 5th March to Friday 9th March the Novena Mass will be at 8.00 p.m.  Novena Mass on Saturday 10th March at 7.00 p.m.  On Sunday, 11th March, the Novena Mass will be at 12 noon.  On Monday 12th March Novena Mass at 8.00 p.m.  The Novena will be conducted by FATHER WILLIAM REYNOLDS, S.J.




Critical questions and new perspectives

Presented by Dr. Kieran J. O’Mahony, OSA

It is hard to be a Christian and particularly so in our times and culture.  Is there a God?  Who was Jesus?  What happened for us in the birth and ministry, death and resurrection?  This series of talks will explore what it is that lies at the very heart of Christian faith: the person of Jesus and the events of Holy Week.  The presentations will include plenty of time for further questions and discussions.

Monday 5th March 7.30 p.m.  Do we still need (or even want) to be saved?

Monday 12th March 7.30 p.m.  Was the cross a mistake?

Monday 19th March 7.30 p.m.  Where was God on Good Friday?

All presentations, with questions and discussion will take place in the MARINE HOTEL, SUTTON

at 7.30 p.m..



MASS INTENTIONS 12th - 19th February

Sunday 12th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 11th February)   Maura Coonan

 8.30 a.m.                     William and Mary Rourke

10.30 a.m.                     Jim and Kitty West

12.00 noon                    James and Elizabeth O’Connor

 7.00 p.m.                     Patrick O’Shea

Monday 13th February

 8.00 a.m.                     Billy, Josie and Gerard Long

10.00 a.m.                     Sr. Majella

Tuesday 14th February

 8.00 a.m.                     Catherine and Patrick Freeney

10.00 a.m.                     Robert Derwin

Wednesday 15th February

10.00 a.m.                     Marjorie Jordan

Friday 17th February

10.00 a.m.                     Des Rea O’Kelly (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 19th February

Vigil (7.00 p.m. Sat. 18th February) James and Sarah Masterson

                                       and Mary Fitzpatrick

 8.30 a.m.                     Paddy and Phyllis McGrane

10.30 a.m.                     Mary and John Dixon

12.00 noon                    James Coughlan

 7.00 p.m.                     Kieran Healy (3rd Anniv.)


Renew that sparkle in your Marriage

You are married and love each other dearly; but do you sometimes wonder if the sparkle may have lost some of its lustre?  Marriage Encounter is a residential weekend experience with a difference. It helps spouses rediscover the joys of communicating at a deeper more intimate level and thereby enrich their mutual understanding and love. It can benefit couples be they a few or many years married.

For dates, details, costs, bookings and lots more info. visit:  or phone (01) 832 4429 or 845 3517.

Saturday/Sunday 18th and 19th February
R.D.S. Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Early booking advisable.  Contact Divine Mercy Committee Tel. 831 3119 or 839 3691


The Howth Parish Reform and Renewal Group will meet next Monday evening, 20th February in St. Columbanus Hall at 8.00 pm.  At the meeting three parishioners will make short presentations on the 'Future of our Church'.  ALL WELCOME


Scripture Readings for the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 13th February

Jas 1:1-11. Ps 118:67-68, 71-72, 75-76, R/ v77. Mk 8: 11-13

Tuesday 14th February

Saints Cyril and Methodius          Feast

Acts 13:46-49. Ps 116, R/ v Mk 16: 15.  Lk 11: 29-32

Wednesday 15th February

Jas 1:19-27. Ps 14: 2-5, R/ v1. Mk 8: 22-26

Thursday 16th February

Jas 2:1-9. Ps 33:2-7, R/ .v7. Mk 8: 27-33

Friday 17th February

Jas 2:14-24, 26. Ps 111:1-6, R/cf. v1. Mk 8: 34-9:1

Saturday 18th February

Jas 3:1-10. Ps 11:2-5, 7-8, R/v8. Mk 9: 2-13

Sunday 19th February

Is 43: 18-19, 21-22, 24-25. Ps 40: 2-5, 13-14, R/v5. 2 Cor 1: 18-22. Mk 2:1-12.

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Baily, Howth  Tel. 832 22 28


Mindfulness Course continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Joe Clarke.



Sunday 26th February

10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. 

Presenter: Una O’Neill, R.S.C.  cost: €25

Bring packed lunch, tea/coffee provided



Saturday Evening Vigil Mass at

7 o’clock

Sunday Morning          8.30; 10.30; and 12.00 noon

Sunday Evening          Mass at 7 o’clock


Weekdays: Monday - Friday

8.00 and 10.00 a.m.


Saturdays: 10.00 and 11.00 a.m.



Sunday 5th February – First Collection  €965 and the SHARE Collection  €680